This activity is truly amazing. (I got this idea from the blog Meri Cherry but, changed it around a bit)
We had an assortment of plain colored and patterned tape.
I knew that the children (in our art camp) would run out of ideas to use for patterns so I made a sheet of different pattern ideas.
Of course, I told them that they did not have to follow those patterns but, these were just ideas to jump start their creativity.
They were simply instructed to make 2 of whatever pattern they made, and they all picked up this concept idea very nicely.
It happens to be a great rainy day activity since its a quiet kind of activity and takes a long time.
For younger children you may need to help them rip or tear the tape pieces.
One thing that you should try to get the children to be aware of: They should try not to wrap the tape around to the back of the cards.
My grandson had made a set of cards and when I was playing with him, he was able to see which patterns they were from the pieces of tape that were coming around from the back. (they love to cheat that way anyway)
With the younger ones, it doesn’t really matter, its the fun of the card creation.
It will be easier for the older ones to keep the tape on the front than it is for the younger ones.